my daughter Annelise is born! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 09:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
brightskye's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wales, but from RI, USA originally
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know this group values natural birth and so I feel a little uncomfortable about my planned cesarian, but nevertheless my girl is here. 7lbs 10oz, with apgars of 9 and 10 and a thick head of dark hair. She's a ferociously good feeder, and now that my 2 year old has discovered that someone has turned the milk supply back on I'm going to just give up on shirts and wear babies...somebody is at the breast almost constantly!

The hospital stay was a disaster though. It terrifies me to put my daughter's welfare in the hands of such total bumblers as I found there. It was the most stressful hospital experience of my life, including the ten weeks I once spent in traction! I had disagreements or outright arguments with 6 midwives, 2 pediatricians, and a photographer by the time I got out of there last night I am sooo stressed!

But anyway, my long-awaited girl is here, and we're home, oh so glad to be home!

mama of Alex 10, Aeron 8, Niky 2
And now Anneliese Elena Rose 11 March 2010!
brightskye is offline  
#2 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 09:56 AM
 
mumkimum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio-land
Posts: 2,879
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sorry about such an annoying hospital stay, but glad you're enjoying your wonderful new girl. Yea! Congrats!
mumkimum is offline  
#3 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 10:19 AM
 
ciga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: new england
Posts: 908
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
congrats!

mama to two little men...3/25/2010 and 10/3/2013
ciga is offline  
#4 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Deir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Glad you are home and away from the hospital! Congrats and I REALLY love that name-in fact all the sudden I'm like- "Hmmmm...Annelise..."
Deir is offline  
#5 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 10:36 AM
 
wendy1163's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hooray for you! glad your baby is doing well despite your stressful hospital stay. welcome home and happy babymoon!
wendy1163 is offline  
#6 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 11:05 AM
 
LittleLegos's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 461
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats on your baby girl and glad you are HOME!

I think the novelty of the milk coming back does fade a bit...but it may take a little while.

Amy

Amy, Mom to ds 2000, dd 2004 and newest dd 3/2010!
Breast Cancer Survivor since 2007
LittleLegos is offline  
#7 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Lilcrunchie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,434
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations on her arrival!!! Sorry the hospital stay was rough, but I hope that you are doing well recovering now that you are at home.

So happy for you!!!
Lilcrunchie is offline  
#8 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 11:59 AM
 
gardenmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: blooming where I'm planted
Posts: 4,223
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations! Sorry to hear about that rough experience in hospital. I am glad you are home, and both of you are doing well. I hope you have a speedy recovery.
gardenmommy is offline  
#9 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 12:34 PM
 
her_story's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Missouri
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It is a strange oxymoron that the hospital really isn't a restful healing place - I'm sorry your experience was so stressful.

Enjoy your little one at home - CONGRATULATIONS!!

Momma to Teo born March 2010 and fur babies:. Devoted wife to "Hubby of the Year."
her_story is offline  
#10 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Plummeting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 6,373
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations! I'm sorry you had a bad hospital stay, but the main thing is that you got a healthy baby.
Plummeting is offline  
#11 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Right of Passage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: The abyss of grief
Posts: 2,334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
COngrats on her arrival, I'm so sorry you didn't get the peacful stay you so deserved!

bf.jpg Sami brokenheart.gif, wife to jammin.gif, mama to reading.gif Tate 10/14/05, moon.gifKaleb 12/17/07, angel.gifcandleflicker2.gif Bram 3/13/10-11/17/12, mischievous.gif Alden 2/1/12, pos.gif October 2014
 homeschool.gifvbac.gifuc.jpg 

Right of Passage is offline  
#12 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 03:25 PM
 
apple_juice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 482
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Conrats! I hope you have lots of help at home so you can get some peaceful rest.
apple_juice is offline  
#13 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 04:06 PM
 
Mamatoto2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Right here!
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats and welcome Annelise! And from one uber crunchy planned c-section birthing mama to another; try to be kind to yourself. Your birth is every bit as valid and should not be apologized for anymore than you would apologize for doing your best to work within the parameters of any physical challenge with respect to your parenting practices. We've all gotta play the cards that we're dealt. Ignorance is one thing, but having awareness coupled with genuine physical limitations is another (IMO). Now go nurse those babies!

Wife to my DH Mama to my two girls  hearts.gif'03 and love.gif '06 and my sweet babyboy.gif 3-'10 I am blessed.
Mamatoto2 is offline  
#14 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 04:40 PM
 
judybean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: in denial
Posts: 4,898
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations on your sweet baby girl!! Enjoy your babymoon and get some rest now that you're at home sweet home

Judy, wife to my Catholic deacon husband ... homeschooling mother to my four girls and now a rainbow1284.gif BOY!!! Forever remembering our loss (8/11) angel3.gif .

judybean is offline  
#15 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 05:01 PM
 
welshwife08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 197
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations!!!! I love her name! And I'm glad you are back home where you are more comfortable.

Me(34); DH (33); Now a mommy to beautiful baby boy born 3/18/10
welshwife08 is offline  
#16 of 22 Old 03-16-2010, 05:08 PM
 
ArtsyMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 1,021
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations! And good for you for putting your foot down. I'm having a scheduled c-section too - it's just as valid a birth as any other. You've gotta play the cards you are dealt.

Glad you and your little girl are home, and I hope your recovery is smooth and easy.

shamrocksmile.gifAmber SAHM Fiber Artist Mom to:knit.gif
Maddison (9): Arwen (8): Finn (4): Aedan (2)

stork-suprise.gif Sept 2012

ArtsyMomma is offline  
#17 of 22 Old 03-17-2010, 05:18 AM
 
zannster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,134
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Congrats! Sorry about the disastrous hospital stay though.

Mama to Marcus (1/05) and Arianna (3/10). hbac.gif

zannster is offline  
#18 of 22 Old 03-18-2010, 12:36 AM
 
bc1995's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Posts: 2,479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats! I love her name (it is on our short list)! I'm so sorry about your hospital stay. I totally understand what you are talking about. After the really horrible blunders that happened with ds2, I can never relax in the hospital when I have a baby. It is truely scary!

Carrie, mom to Johnathan (7-02), Brodie (2-04), Kate (12-06), Jordan (9-08), (4-09) & Maggie (3-10)
bc1995 is offline  
#19 of 22 Old 03-18-2010, 10:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
brightskye's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wales, but from RI, USA originally
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks everybody

We've decided on Annelise Elena (had some trouble with the middle name), Annelise meaning "graceful light" and Elena "light-bearer, shining one." I love her name

I feel bad about the cesarian because although I definitely have physical reasons for it, I allowed myself to be pushed into it with my first baby...if I had it to do over again with the assertiveness I didn't have ten years ago, I'd do it differently.

Carrie I wondered what your hospital botched with your ds? It really is scary. In my dd's chart they wrote down her weight wrong twice, making it seem she'd lost over 30% of her body weight in 3 days...I know that's not a huge deal as far as errors go but if they're careless with numbers what if they "oops" a prescription dose? Carelessness is so dangerous.

mama of Alex 10, Aeron 8, Niky 2
And now Anneliese Elena Rose 11 March 2010!
brightskye is offline  
#20 of 22 Old 03-18-2010, 02:49 PM
 
SamGroom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas River Valley
Posts: 636
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations!!!!
You should never feel bad about having a C-section, though natural birth is great healthy mamas and healthy babies are the best. Birth is an amazing and powerful moment regardless of how and where it happens. So glad you are home now where you can relax and enjoy.

Mom of 3.
SamGroom is offline  
#21 of 22 Old 03-18-2010, 02:53 PM
 
mama kk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: WNC
Posts: 469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by brightskye View Post
I know this group values natural birth and so I feel a little uncomfortable about my planned cesarian, but nevertheless my girl is here.
It is your birth experience and journey, not anyone else's~ You still have every reason to be proud of your experience. It is good for us all to have a little diversity I think.
Congratulations on your little girl, I love the name!

Kelcey... in love with DH, and DD born 10/13/07, and a little DS born 2/23/10!
mama kk is offline  
#22 of 22 Old 03-18-2010, 05:03 PM
 
cocoanib's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Beach, Ca
Posts: 2,099
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrat's on a healthy happy baby!
So sorry you had to fight with people at the hospital.
Terrible way to start a babymoon, but now you ca enjoy it!

Lovin my sweet babygirl 3-17-10love.gif and expecting another in March! love.gif

cocoanib is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off